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dc.contributor.authorBalanay, Raquel
dc.contributor.authorHalog, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-19T03:06:57Z
dc.date.available2021-07-19T03:06:57Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2079-8954
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/systems9020038
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/406102
dc.description.abstractThis systematic review examines the importance of a systems/holistic approach in analyzing and addressing the footprints/impacts of business-as-usual activities regarding the development of a circular economy (CE). Recent works on why current CE approaches have to be examined in terms of reductionist vs. systems perspectives are reviewed to tackle questions pertaining to the right or the wrong way of CE implementation. ‘Doing the right thing right’ is essential for sustainability—the ultimate goal of a CE, which must be viewed as a system to begin with. The limited reductionist approach overlooks and thus cannot prognosticate on the formidable unintended consequences that emerge from ‘doing the right things wrong’, consequences that become too costly to undo. The systems approach, being holistic, is complicated and difficult to pursue but open to exciting opportunities to integrate innovations in CE analysis and implementation. Complexity is an inherent downside of the systems approach. However, both approaches are complementary, as reductionist models can be combined to create a system of comprehensive analysis to correct the approach towards implementation of current CE initiatives. This review reports that advancements in systems analytical frameworks and tools are highly important for creating general guidelines on CE analysis and implementation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSystems
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological applications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArtificial intelligence
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSoftware engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4612
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4609
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subject.keywordsreductionist approach
dc.subject.keywordssystems thinking
dc.titleA Review of Reductionist versus Systems Perspectives towards 'Doing the Right Strategies Right' for Circular Economy Implementation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBalanay, R; Halog, A, A Review of Reductionist versus Systems Perspectives towards 'Doing the Right Strategies Right' for Circular Economy Implementation, Systems, 2021, 9 (2)
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-07-18T22:14:33Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).
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gro.griffith.authorBalanay, Raquel


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